IMS was honored to host high-ranking government officials and business leaders to promote the idea of a free trade deal with the European Union. The event, which saw both the Leader of Government in the House of Commons, the Hon. Peter Van Loan, and local Member of Parliament, Peter Braid, take the podium to speak, was one of several events coordinated across Ontario to highlight the benefits such an agreement could make to industry.
As a leader in research and development of intelligent mechatronics, automotive safety and mobile media, IMS was the perfect location to highlight the advantages of an EU agreement to the technology sector.
“Almost 25,000 Ontarians and their families depend on the research and development services sector for their livelihood,” said Minister Van Loan. “Ontario’s research and development industry is world class, and our companies can compete with anybody in the world. Lowering tariffs will provide greater access to the lucrative European Union market, directly benefiting hard-working Ontarians through more jobs, higher wages and greater long-term prosperity.”
Other attendees including Art Sinclair of the K-W Chamber of Commerce, Iain Klugman of Communitech, Curtiss Littlejohn, director of the Canadian Pork Council, Joe Hill, director of the Ontario Cattleman’s Association and Brian A. Read, vice president of government and industry relations at XL Foods Inc. All weighed in on the great benefit lower tariffs, access to foreign markets and general cooperation could bring to their respective industries.
IMS Vice President of Marketing, Blair Currie, emceed the event. Local media representatives were also in attendance.
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